What is a 357 S&W Magnum?
The .357 Smith & Wesson Magnum, .357 S&W Magnum, .357 Magnum, or 9×33mmR as it is known in unofficial metric designation, is a smokeless powder cartridge with a .357-inch (9.07 mm) bullet diameter. It was created by Elmer Keith, Phillip B. Sharpe,  and Douglas B. Wesson   of firearm manufacturers Smith & Wesson and Winchester.
Is the 357 Magnum a good caliber for beginners?
The .357 Magnum is a relatively misunderstood cartridge in today’s shooting world. It’s powerful, wonderfully effective, and probably one of the best all-around calibers ever made. But it’s both a great and a terrible beginner’s cartridge, depending on the load and the gun that it’s used in.
Is the 357 Magnum still good for self defense?
The .357 Magnum remains a highly viable handgun cartridge useful today for many gun carry applications. As far as revolvers go, the .357 Magnum is still a top choice because .38 Specials can also be fired in them. For hunting, target shooting, and self-protection, this original magnum remains effective.
What is a Coonan 357 Magnum semi-auto?
The Coonan design remains the only practical and usable .357 Magnum semi-auto on the market today. Roughly the size of a standard 1911, it is concealable, controllable, accurate and reliable.
Can you shoot 357 Magnum for self-defense?
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Why do so many guns chamber the 357 Magnum?
There’s a reason why so many guns chamber the .357 Magnum. This versatile and powerful round has served generations of gun carriers so well that it’s still in production. The best thing about the .357 Magnum is that it serves a variety of functions. From home defense to hunting, this round will serve you very well.
Is 357 a good caliber for home defense?
.357 is OK, but it works best with a larger heavier gun. Small guns are best with .38 special. A lot depends on who is doing the shooting. Reply Chris DummMay 16, 2012 At 00:33 According to Sanow and Marshall, the .357 Magnum has the highest percentage of one-shot stops of any handgun cartridge.
What is a 357 Mag?
The .357 mag is a rimmed, center-fired magnum cartridge that propels a .35 caliber projectile at astonishing speeds. In fact, all of the powder sitting inside the magnum cartridge helps push some of the hotter loads upwards of 1,800 feet per second as it leaves the muzzle.